Memorial Day School homecoming promotes cancer awareness

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Memorial Day School is putting a different spin on its 40th homecoming celebration this year by focusing on living healthy lives and promoting cancer awareness.

This year's homecoming week begins on Monday, Sept. 26 and ends with Saturday's football game against region rival Nathanael Greene from Siloam, Ga. on Oct. 1.

The school has been divided into teams of students and faculty members who will participate in active events throughout the week aiming to educate families about fighting childhood obesity.

Saturday's football is set for the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the school's Blue Thunder is doing its part to remember and honor the individuals who have fought the battle against cancer. Team members will wear an orange "hope" sticker on their helmets and pink socks and shoelaces provided by the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute to honor those affected by breast cancer.

During the half-time crowning of the 2011 Homecoming Queen each representative from preschool through the 12th grade will carry pink flowers honoring a member of the Memorial Day School family.

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